MINISTRY AT FISHER HOUSE
There can be no growth in a Christian community unless all work together – and while ultimately the chaplain is responsible for Fisher House, he cannot function effectively without the support of others.
For all sorts of reasons, it is taking time for our community to come back to life after lockdowns and the death of Fr Mark, but I hope over the coming weeks and months that we can begin a new page in the story of Fisher House...
Today is a day, to re-coin a famous phrase, to "ask not what your chaplaincy can do for you, but what you can do for your chaplaincy."
FR ALBAN HOOD OSB, SENIOR CHAPLAIN, HOMILY ON THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD, 9 JANUARY 2022
YOUR CHAPLAINCY NEEDS YOU!
Interested in reading at Masses? You can use the form below to sign-up to read at Sunday Masses. If you would like any training, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
We don't have a rota for weekday Masses - Father might ask you to read as you come into the Chapel, or, if nobody seems to move towards the lectern, you can volunteer yourself in the moment. Readers at College Masses are organised by the college rep.
Students and young adults regularly help to serve at Masses on Sundays and weekdays, or in the sacristy. As altar-server, you'll help to enrich the beauty of the Catholic liturgy, serving for the glory of God.
No experience is necessary - we'll provide all the training you need! To volunteer, please contact our Senior Chaplain, or click the button below to email him now.
Fisher House also relies on a volunteer sacristan to manage the sacristy, including stock-taking liturgical items and coordinating altar-servers. The sacristan and altar-servers are invited to a termly dinner in gratitude for their service.
Fisher House excels itself in a strong musical tradition, with two term-time Sunday choirs, the Chapel Choir (in English) and the Schola Cantorum (in Latin), and a number of scholarships available each year for organists and choristers. Being part of the choir is lots of fun, and you come to belong to a special community of friendship. Find out more about music at Fisher House by clicking the button below.
Our choirs always welcome new voices. To audition for a choir, please contact the Director of the Chapel Choir or the Director of the Schola Cantorum directly. You can find their contact details here.
Could you be the face of welcome at Fisher House? We rely on volunteers to welcome people to our Sunday Masses, distribute hymnbooks, steward at Communion, and manage the offertory basket.
Tuesdays Apologia Cooking and Sundays Teas and Coffees
Can you feed or water Fisher House? The Fisher Society's Tuesday evening Apologias include a 7.00pm homecooked meal, each week following a different national cuisine. Volunteers are always welcome to help cook!
The Fisher Society also organises teas and coffees after the 11.00am Mass on Sundays.
For either ministry, join the hospitality rota by clicking the button below!
Since March 2020, Fisher House has been livestreaming services to those in our community who cannot join us in person. We have continued to livestream Sunday Masses and some other services to our YouTube channel, where we are joined by a sizeable and active online congregation.
Livestreaming Masses requires a team of trained volunteers willing to manage the livestream from the Fisher Room during Mass. If you're able to help out, please contact our Pastoral Assistant, or click the button below to email them now.